Thursday, February 19, 2015
After breakfast, I loaded the jeep with laundry and I was going to have a nice quiet laundry day. Went into Borrego Springs and drove by the Laundromat and there was a crowd there. Only one in town, so it is usually crowded in the morning.
Before I left camp this morning, I had been checking the Internet for hikes around the area and Hellhole Canyon is just 2 miles up the road from the Laundromat on S22.
I am feeling pretty good, so decided to go check it out. I can do the laundry on the way home. Stopped at the trailhead and read the sign.
2.8 miles to to Maidenhair Falls. That’s five miles up and down. I figured if I get tired, I can always turn back. Sure!
Of course, I pick the warmest day of the week. Supposed to get to 87 today. That will certainly take its toll. The hike starts out on a sandy path that has a slight incline towards Hellhole Canyon almost 2 miles up the mountain. I’m guessing that the last half mile has all the beauty and the rest is just getting there.
They really emphasis carrying enough water. The heat and lack of shade can get the unwary.
Sorry Moonfly, this is the best flower shot I came up with today. Yuma will keep looking for a nice bed of wildflowers to lie in and I will be sure to get a photo.
Unfortunately, the water coming over the falls was just a dribble. Hard to see the water falling, but there is a small amount and we could hear it. There was a little frog in the rocks just singing up a storm, but I could never see the little guy.
Yuma and I at Maidenhair Falls in Hellhole Canyon.
Yuma takes one look at how far we have to walk and just plops down in the nearest shady spot.
He did this all the way down the canyon. Of course, I was raring to go.
No laundry today and another night of twofers. Two soaking feet and two Tylenols.
See you later.